What a fantastic start to the school year! The children have settled in amazingly and have formed lots of friendships. For the first few weeks we concentrated on settling in and exploring the classrooms, shared area and outside area. We have been getting used to lots of new routines throughout the day.
Our topic this term was ‘All about me’. Our first activity was to bring in a favourite toy from home and stand in front of the class to talk about it. We practised listening and answering questions. We then brought in a family photo and in small groups we talked about our families, looking at their similarities and differences.
During Expressive Arts and Design we created a self portrait. We started by looking in the mirror and sketching our face and features. We then experimented with colour mixing paint, to achieve our skin colour before finally adding in our features with a finer paintbrush.The finished portraits look great and are proudly displayed in our classrooms.
In Maths we have been sorting and matching items. We have been comparing size, mass and capacity. We have learnt how to compare amounts and explore patterns.
We started our phonic lessons and have already learnt a number of sounds. We have learnt how to blend the sounds together to read words!
For the last week of term we will be looking at the changes that autumn brings and the events that happen during this season. We will be exploring what animals hibernate and will be creating our own autumn artwork.
We are looking forward to seeing how the children will progress in their learning next term.
Our topic for Autumn term 1 is 'All about me'. Click here to view the knowledge organiser with identifies the key information and skills the children will have learned by the end of the topic.